Nissan Trivia – Until 1982, Nissan automobiles in most export markets were sold under what brand?

Until 1982, Nissan automobiles in most export markets were sold under what brand?
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TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY: Mossy Nissan Kearny Mesa Makes One Customer Very Happy!

TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY: A. Valdez is one very happy customer saying, “The level of comfort and safety I now have is priceless!” READ HER HEARTFELT TESTIMONIAL NOW:
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Nissan Wants You to Unleash Your Inner Fanatic!

San Diego, it’s time to get your game face on!Unleash your inner fanatic and paint your game face with Nissan’s Diehard Fan APP! Nissan. Proud partner of the San Diego State Aztecs! GO AZTECS!
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SUMMER HEAT AND YOUR BATTERY: Tips and Tricks to Keep You Running Strong!

Summer in San Diego can mean hot weather and sun exposure and it is likely taking its toll on your car battery. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.
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2016 Nissan Frontier named TOP mid-size truck by J.D. Power

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2016 Nissan Frontier has been recognized as the top mid-size truck in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the industry benchmark for new vehicle quality. Additionally, the Nissan brand jumped 10 spots in the study, bringing it to 10th position, sixth among non-premium brands and above the overall industry average.
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Nissan Murano named U.S. News & World Report’s “2016 Best 2-Row SUV for Families”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2016 Nissan Murano has just received its second major award from the editors of U.S. News & World Report – “Best 2-Row SUV for Families.”In February, Murano was named one of the magazine’s “Best Cars for the Money.”
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What’s not to love? The Rogue is the total package! Check out just some of what its got going for it!
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Free Car Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids

The Nissan 370z is built on a long heritage and the result is a sports car with excellent ride quality and driving performance. Available in either coupe or convertible form, the 370Z is show stopper no matter which body type. With an instantly recognizable profile you’re not just buying a car, you’re buying an experience with the 370Z.
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Free Car Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids

The Nissan 370z is built on a long heritage and the result is a sports car with excellent ride quality and driving performance. Available in either coupe or convertible form, the 370Z is show stopper no matter which body type. With an instantly recognizable profile you’re not just buying a car, you’re buying an experience with the 370Z.
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Nissan Pathfinder named one of the “16 Best Family Cars of 2016” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder has been named one of the "16 Best Family Cars of 2016" by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. It is the third straight year that Pathfinder has been included on the website's annual evaluation and selection of vehicles that "best meet the needs of today's modern families."
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Nissan Murano named “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover” in Kiplinger’s 2015 Best Value Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named the 2015 Nissan Murano the "Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover" in the publication's annual 2015 Best Value Awards - a comprehensive review that "reveals the best values on the newest models." The Murano, which hit dealerships in December, received the accolade yesterday afternoon at the 2015 Washington Auto Show.
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2016 Nissan Titan XD makes world debut at North American International Auto Show

DETROIT - Nissan today debuted the all-new Nissan TITAN full-size pickup to a standing room-only crowd of international media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Presiding over the dramatic reveal was Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, who stated, "With the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD, we weren't just going for 'best-in-class.' Instead, we are offering the 'Best New Class.'"
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Wisconsin’s Nic Hamman dominates final race to win Nissan GT Academy Season 4

For a kid who grew up in the shadow of one of America's most beautiful racing circuits, this win was the culmination of one dream and the beginning of another. Nicholas Hamman of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin outlasted 11 finalists at the legendary Silverstone circuit in England to be crowned the 2014 Nissan GT Academy North American champion.
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Nissan’s Blind Spot Warning system takes on Honda Accord’s Lanewatch™

According to a recent survey(1) almost six in ten respondents blame blind spots for accidents or near-collisions. Luckily, for 2013, Nissan developed not one, but three advanced technologies help Altima drivers avoid a collision: Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection. These three features, usually reserved for more expensive vehicles, take advantage of Altima's redesigned, next-generation RearView Monitor. A new wide-angle rearview camera, mounted in the license plate area, offers an expanded rear view so no extra sensors are needed to provide these additional capabilities. (These three innovations are available on Altima 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL as part of the Technology Package.)  Today, let's look at Blind Spot Warning Feature and how it compares to Honda's LaneWatch system.          

Nissan's Blind Spot Warning uses the Nissan Altima's wide-angle rearview camera and advanced image processing technology to scan the vehicle's blind spots. It alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings if there is a vehicle in a blind spot area.

            The Honda Accord, in comparison, uses two separate systems to provide driver protection. Unlike the Nissan Altima, neither of these two systems provide the visual or audible warning that alert the driver that a vehicle is the blind spot.

            The first system is Honda's LaneWatch camera. Unlike Nissan's wide-angle view monitor, which is mounted in the rear of the car, Honda's LaneWatch™" camera is mounted only on one side of the car-on the passenger-side outside mirror to display an expanded rear view. Honda designed LaneWatch™ to activate ONLY when the right turn signal is activated or a button on the stalk is pushed.

The second system is not a system at all - basically, driver side warning is almost non-existent. All you get is an outside mirror with a convex strip on the outer edge. Just how effective is this mirror? A car reviewer from the website ExtremeTech.com(2)  said "On the Accords I drove the convex mirror edge didn't seem to expand the view very much."

It's easy to see that Honda's unbalanced blind spot detection and lack of passive warning system simply does not compare to the Nissan Altima's state of the art Blind Spot Warning. These days driver safety seems to be a "blind spot" for Honda.

(1)  http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=36969] "Drivers acknowledge their limitations: Nearly 50 percent have fallen asleep while driving or know someone who has; nearly six in 10 blame blind spots for accidents or near collisions and nearly four in 10 of those surveyed fear parallel parking"

(2) http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/135716-too-quirky-5-reasons-why-honda-tech-will-scare-away-tech-savvy-buyers

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Nissan NV vs. Mercedes Sprinter

Nissan's work van does more for your money!

In the battle of the commercial vehicles, the new Nissan NV work van is quickly making a name for itself. Electricians, plumbers, delivery drivers and workers of all types from all over San Diego are finding the Nissan NV to be a reliable, rugged, versatile work van. It's also extremely customizable! Owners can get custom order their Nissan NV with an array of shelves, bins, rack and containers. The NV can even be configured to be everything from a passenger van, to a delivery vehicle or even a rolling office - complete with desk workspace! This gives the Nissan NV big advantages over competing commercial vehicles- including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter,previously known as the Dodge Sprinter.

Let's look at how a base model Nissan NV Standard roof SV 2500 out performs the Mercedes Sprinter 2500 Standard roof in several key areas:


With a base model MSRP starting at around $11,000 MORE than the base model Nissan NV* the Mercedes will definitely make a big dent in your wallet. That means you'll be putting in plenty of overtime to pay for that fancy Mercedes hood emblem!


The Nissan NV Passenger has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.


When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan NV will be able to pull heavier loads than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Sprinter's 3.0L engine puts out a paltry 188 hp. The Nissan NV Cargo's powerful 4.0L engine delivers 261 hp., and the NV Cargo's optional 5.6L V-8 engine provides a whopping 317 hp.


The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a bit longer than the NV, making it more difficult to park. So, if you go with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as your commercial vehicle choice, you may be circling the block looking for a parking spot more often than with the Nissan NV Cargo.

Turning Radius

For such a large van, the Nissan NV has a very small turning radius! On a fairly narrow street, the Nissan NV can do a complete 180 without having to back up, impressive considering the NV boasts a 146.1-inch wheelbase and measures more than 20 feet from stem to stern.


Here's how a well-equipped Nissan 2013 NV3500 HD SV High Roof Cargo Van compares with a top of the line (but much more expensive!) 2013 Mercedes Sprinter High Roof van.


FeatureNissan NV 3500 HD

SV High Roof

Mercedes Benz

Sprinter High Roof

Driver mirrorPower remoteManual
Passenger MirrorPower remoteManual
Rear Bumper StepYES!NONE
Daytime running lightsYES!NONE
AC power outlets2 AC OUTLETSNONE
Cruise ControlYES!NONE
Front reading lightsYES!NONE
Front passenger seats folder downYES!NO
Low Tire Pressure WarningYES: tire specific!NO
Rear mounted parking sensors (warns if vehicle is too close to an object during parking)YES!NO
Vehicle Security SystemYES!NO


It's easy to see that when it comes to work vans, the Nissan NV line of commercial vehicles definitely does more for less! If you are interested in finding out more about these amazing commercial vehicles and how they can help you take care of your San Diego business, contact Chris Vedenoff in North County at cvedenoff@mossy.com or Karl Kirker in South County at kkirker@mossy.com



Comparison at:http://compare.nissancommercialvehicles.com/commercial_compare/NNAComparator/IFCompare.jsp?locale=en_US

*Price resource:http://compare.nissancommercialvehicles.com/commercial_compare/NNAComparator/IFCompare.jsp?locale=en_US

  2013 NV1500 S V6Standard Roof Cargo Van $25,420.

2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Normal Roof MSRP: $36,290

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Nissan’s newly redesigned 2013 Pathfinder Leaves the Toyota Highlander in the dust (literally!)

Nissan is calling the totally redesigned 2013 Pathfinder the best Pathfinder ever, and it's easy to see why. It's a truly capable SUV that offers a sophisticated 4-wheel drive system with three driver-selectable modes for the best traction. Pathfinder provides the power, ride comfort, and amenities of a crossover and adds genuine off-road and towing capabilities that competitors simply can't match! Yes, this all-new Pathfinder is rugged, yet refined, and equally at home on smooth highways and rugged trails.

So, how does it compare to the 2012 Toyota Highlander?

Toyota's Highlander is based on the Camry sedan platform, which means is has very limited off-road capability and a lower standard towing capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder. Of course that's just the beginning of Pathfinder's superior features. Pathfinder also offers larger available wheels and tires, which improves its off-road prowess! Inside, the Pathfinder is a lot roomier than the Highlander with more front and 3rd row headroom, more front, 2nd row and 3rdrow shoulder room and more 2nd and 3rd row legroom! In addition to all this room, your passengers will be wowed by Pathfinder's available huge panorama moon roof!

 Pathfinder also offers technological advantages such as Nissan's easy-fill tire alert system that beeps when tires are fully inflated, a hard drive based navigation system (vs. Highlander's DVD system) with available NavWeather, Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and an available Around View® monitor which provides a bird's eye view for perfect parking!

And to top it all off, the new 2013 Patfhinder's state of the art Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission helps Pathfinder achieves a higher EPA estimated MPG!

Toyota Highlander vs Nissan Pathfinder?

There's really no comparison!

*2013 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2012 Toyota Highlander. For trim-level-to-trim-level comparisons visit NissanUSA.com/Compare

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Visit Nissan at the SD International Auto Show and Test Drive your Favorite Nissan!

Visit Nissan at the San Diego International Auto Show!

You are invited! Come celebrate Nissan's most innovative year ever.

Visit the Nissan NEXT Innovation Center at the San Diego Auto Show and test drive your favorite Nissan models - including the new 7 passenger 2013 Pathfinder

Visit http://www.nissannext.com to register today!

Ride & Drive Hours:
Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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The 2013 Mossy Nissan GTR: Mind Bending Performance for San Diego Nissan Enthusiasts


            Years before it was available for sale in America, Southern California driving enthusiasts envied the Nissan GT-R for its finely tuned handling and stratospheric speed. The upgrades and improvements integrated into the new 2013 model GT-R are sure to keep Nissan's flagship performance car at the top of everyone's dream vehicle list.

            For 2013, the Nissan GT-R got a serious power boost to its already powerful V-6 engine. Generating a whopping 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque, the newest GT-R reaches 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. Yes, zero to sixty in less than 3 seconds-and that's 0.4 seconds faster than the 2012 model GT-R! So how does the new 2013's twin turbo V-6 stack up against the competition? It delivers 15 more horsepower than the Porsche 911 Turbo, 40 more horses than Corvette Z06, and 90 more than the V8 equipped Audi R8!

            According to Motor Trend, "If delivering ultimate thrills, mind-bending performance and handling is what the GT-R is all about, then the 2013 GT-R accomplishes its mission even better than before."  For 2013, Nissan has equipped the GTR with improved and revised suspension with higher spring rates, which in turn provide better shock and spring balance for the ride. Speaking of shocks, Nissan also added a new bypass valve, which improves the GT-R's great daily ride and handling. The GT-R's new makeover has car enthusiasts chomping at the bit for a test drive, and luckily Mossy Nissan, the number one San Diego Nissan dealer, currently has the 2013 San Diego Nissan GT-R available right now! View inventory here

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San Diego Fall Car Care Tips

Mossy Nissan knows that having the best weather in America has its benefits. But now that fall is finally setting in, is your car ready for the change in seasons? Mossy Nissan wants you and your car to be safe, so we've made an important checklist that will have your car in good shape for San Diego fall weather, which can be very hot, very cool and sometimes very rainy. Having regular maintenance on your vehicle is, of course, highly recommended, but any change in seasons calls for extra-special attention to your tires, batteries, brakes and more!

  • Windshield wipers: In San Diego we don't get a whole lot of rain, but as we all know when it rains here, it really comes down hard! So this is the time to replace those old sun-baked blades with a fresh set.
  • Battery: Did you know that the extreme heat of summer months actually reduces battery life? Get your battery checked now instead of calling for a jump-start later!
  • Brakes: Regular maintenance is always important for brakes, but wet weather calls for extra attention to that area! Rain, plus worn brakes is a recipe for a fender bender or worse!
  • Belts & Hoses: Two of the most important overlooked areas of vehicle care are belts and hoses. Having them snap or leak can quickly leave you at a standstill on the road or even damage your engine. Inspect every belt and hose; be sure to check for thinning or cracking just in case!
  • Lights: During fall and winter, it gets darker earlier, so it's also important to check the head and tail lamps on your vehicle to make sure that you are highly visible to those around you.

You've obviously gone through this quick fall car care checklist, but those around you might still be in the dark on how to care for their vehicle! Do you have any other tips of your own for this oncoming winter season? Don't forget that at Mossy Nissan we are fully experienced on winter car care, so if you choose to service your Nissan with Mossy, be sure to check out our service specials. If you'd like to book an appointment with Mossy Nissan you can do that here!

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